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Is the gtx 770 a good graphic card for next gen games?

Hi, I'm looking forward to buy a new GPU and I think I will chose the GTX 770. My problem here is that I don't know if it's a good choice for running next-gen games.
Also, which GTX 770 should a buy? ex the EVGA GeForce GTX770 or the MSI GeForce GTX770.
Is this GPU good for coming up games?
Is there a cheaper GPU that runs games better or as well as the GTX770?
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  1. It seems like more games now are going to start using more vram than anything else, but I imagine that card will be fine. Hell I'm still rocking a EVGA GTX 670 and it handles everything just fine. My card has 2GB and its fine, so I imagine if you get a 3GB version it will be ''future proof'' for awhile.

    I like EVGA their customer support is awesome, their based in the U.S (if that matters to you) and their warranty handling is great.they even offer some of the best warranty service (advanced RMA, cross shipping, etc)
  2. I'm of the opinion (and will be interested to see other posts on this) that the 770 is the Johhny-in-the-middle that's being overshadowed by the 750 Ti and the 780 Ti.

    Use these 2 information resources to make your decision:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  3. Depends what you want. For gaming at 1080p at 60fps then its good. If gaming at 4k or 1080p at 120fps then no.
  4. Here is an excellent article that may help you decide which 770 to buy. I personally own the EVGA superclocked version. I would have bought the Gigabyte card, but the EVGA was cheaper and came with 3 free games at the time I ordered.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared

    The 770 plays everything at high/ultra settings on a single 1080p monitor. You will not be able to max out 16x aa etc on Crysis 3, but who cares? In my opinion 200$ to step up to a 780 is not worth it.

    Is it good for upcoming games? Well, I'm sure it will play all games at medium/high settings for at least 3-4 years. Historically, GPUs are the part that most frequently needs to be upgraded in a PC. But theoretically speaking, I think the 770 will have some longevity to it. Another way to look at it - I expect the GTX 770 and GTX 780 to be obsolete very close to the same time frame... 2-3 GPU generations from now it will be time for another upgrade, that's kinda the way it works (much as the next xbox will be out, etc). The difference between me and they guy who spent 200$ more on the 780 is - I will have 200$ more to spend on my next card upgrade.

    Short version = yes the 770 is a great card and on the upper end of price/performance good buy. In case you didn't know, the 770 is a faster, cooler 680 (which at the time of this writing is still selling for 400-600$ albeit has been discontinued).
  5. I went with the EVGA GTX 770 SC 2GB, upgrading from an EVGA GTX 560Ti. The card does max out my monitor (1920x1080p 60Hz) using Ultra settings in the games I play and does not go over 63-64C. My deal was made even sweeter because I only payed $250.00 for it making my cost vs. performance ratio much better than what charts say.

    A GTX 770 is not overshadowed by a 750Ti. A 750Ti is a very nice, well designed power efficient GPU that won't do SLI and does not require external power but should be kept out of the raw performance comparison.
  6. Well this article made me pull the trigger actually.

    just upgraded to (once it arrives anyway)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130948

    sold my 670 used for $250 lol
  7. P.S. The 4GB offers no performance gains whatsoever on 1080p with a single card.
  8. Adroid said:
    P.S. The 4GB offers no performance gains whatsoever on 1080p with a single card.


    ^^ +1

    It offers very little performance improvement, even at 5760x1080p
  9. I'll probably end up getting another, but for the price it wasn't that big of a deal to me, I'm aware of there really being no true difference for the 4GB with a single card.
  10. Yea people say it's more future proof, but I argue that point because GPU and "future proof" are best used in different sentences. I did find an article with GTX 770 4gb sli vs 2gb sli and at the end of the day the 4gb didn't make a difference because the technology simply isn't there yet.
  11. Adroid said:
    Yea people say it's more future proof, but I argue that point because GPU and "future proof" are best used in different sentences. I did find an article with GTX 770 4gb sli vs 2gb sli and at the end of the day the 4gb didn't make a difference because the technology simply isn't there yet.


    I think a lot of it boils down to the vendors trying to milk the architecture by cranking out 7-8 different variants of the same card. I may/may not get another 770 FTW but even as a single card it still doesn't hurt to have more vram. It certainly isn't need yet..but some games can certainly go over 2GB. For 379.99 after MIR it wasn't a bad deal at all and with EVGA's 90-day step-up I might just end up upgrading to the 780 they have..even if it is a reference one.
  12. Best answer
    Well the 780 is undoubtedly faster, even the reference model. It's a tough decision. I bought my 770 for $330 with the 3 game bundle around Christmas, back when AMD cards were 150$ over MSRP from the bit coin miners. At the time, I didn't want to spend the 200$ premium to step up to the 780, because in the long term I anticipate the 770 and 780 to become obsolete at the same time.

    Once you are at the 400$ price point for a 770, the step to 780 becomes more appealing, but it is a hard decision for me. At the end of the day I kept my 200$ and got the 770 and I'm very happy with it - it plays pretty much all games on ultra (not every single setting maxxed, but ultra on most settings) at 1080p.

    That's the most I ever spent on a card, but I think it was a pretty good price/performance purchase.
  13. Yeah, I saw that even microcenter had the card on sale @ 319.99 last year with the 3 game bundle..that's a hell of a deal..sadly I missed it lol. I think I'll probably do the step-up-program to the 780 and who knows maybe in the next 90 days the price will drop for my step-up.
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